The Tower Elects 124th Editor-in-Chief for 2018-19 Academic Year

By Duane Paul Murphy The Tower student newspaper at the Catholic University of America held editorial elections on February 25th to select the next editor-in-chief for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Staff writer Liz Friden, a junior politics major, was announced as the 124th editor-in-chief of the student-run publication. “My initial reaction was shocked excitement,” Read More …

The Tower – March 16th, 2018

Click here for our newest edition! Year 95, Edition #20 In this week’s edition: “Academic Renewal” proposal to consolidate multiple academic departments, eliminate faculty University officials answer questions at SGA Student Safety Panel Admissions Office shows support for applicants amid protests Students participate in National School Walkout Day with Prayer for Parkland Op-ed: Thoughts on female Read More …

“Academic Renewal” Proposal to Consolidate Departments, Eliminate Faculty

By Jimmy Cassidy  The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Departments of Art, Drama, and Media and Communication Studies will be consolidated into a new School of Music, Visual, and Performing Arts in the fall of 2018, according to a pending academic proposal submitted by the Office of the Provost. The proposal, titled “Academic Read More …

University Officials Answer Questions at SGA Student Safety Panel

By Abby Anderko On Wednesday March 14th, a panel of university officials that deal with safety on a daily basis sat down to speak to students about safety on campus. The seven panelists included Dr. Loretta Staudt of the Student Health Services; Sarah Williamson, Associate Dean of Student Conduct and Ethical Development; Amy Kerr, Associate Read More …

Admissions Office Shows Support for Applicants Amid Protests

By Katie Ward The Catholic University of America has joined the nearly 300 other universities that have pledged to not hold the disciplinary records of prospective students, who have been penalized for peacefully protesting gun violence, against their application status. Student protests across the country have developed in an unprecedented magnitude since the February 14th Read More …

Students Participate in National School Walkout Day with Prayer for Parkland

By Jimmy Cassidy Catholic University students met out on the Pryzbyla Center Lawn to pray for the victims of the Parkland school shooting on Wednesday, March 14th, one month after the tragic event that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The event, hosted by the CUA College Democrats organization, was Read More …

Polish Official Visits to Discuss NATO, Party Controversy on CSS Panel

By Iain Higgins Antoni Macierewicz was the keynote speaker at a Center for the Study of Statesmanship (CSS) event on Monday, February 26th in Heritage Hall. Macierewicz has served in the Polish government as the Minister of Internal Affairs, Head of Military Counterintelligence Service, and most recently, Minister of National Defense. Introduced by politics professor Read More …